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The siege of this city in modern Turkey took place during the First Crusade 1097-98
Small but significant battle were the British established their rule in South Africa after beating the Dutch in 1806
The most prominent battle of the Great Sioux War of 1876. Crazy Horse led a combined indian army to a victory over the US Army. Also called 'Custer's Last Stand'
The British/French siege of this city was the final episode of the Crimean War in 1855, which ended in a decisive allied victory
Napoleon was leading the French army to victory in the War of the First Coalition in 1796 against Austrian who hoped to lift the siege of Mantua and threaten Verona
Battle in 1812 were Napoleon drove back the Russian defence but couldn't get a decisive victory. This was the last Russian attempt to defend Moscow, 120 km away
WWI battle in july-november 1916 which ended in a british-french victory, at the cost of 60 000 lifes on the first day alone for the British Army
Decisive battle fought at the end of the Han dynasty in 208/209 prior to the beginning of the Three Kingdoms period, where an alliance stopped the northern warlord Cao Cao
Battle won by the Mexicans over the French Army in 1862 during the French intervention in Mexico. Celebrated every year as Cinco de Mayo
A series of battles fought in 1865, in Virginia that forced the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army. Effectively ended the American Civil War
The last significant battle of the Wars of the Roses in 1485. Ended in a decisive Lancastrian victory over the Yorks
A series of engagements in 1814-15 and the final major battle in the War of 1812. General Andrew Jackson prevented the British from seizing a strategic city
The decisive battle in the American Revolutionary War in 1781
Unsuccessful axis siege of Libyan city in WWII. The first major defeat for Hitler's land forces
Battle fought in 1811, between US forces led by William H.Harrison and Native American warriors under Shawnee leader Tecumseh, enden in the destruction of the city of Prophetstown
Battle in WWI in 1915 known for the first succesful mass use of poison gas on the Western Front
Decisive Allied victory over Japanese naval forces outside the Philippines in 1944. Possibly the largest naval battle in history, and the first with Kamikaze attacks
The major naval battle fought between Russia and Japan in 1905, and the last battle of the war. The first battle were wireless telegraphy were used
Mongols suffered their first substantial defeat at the hands of Baibars and his Egyptians in 1260
Battle in the Hundred Years' War in 1346 were up to a third of French noblemen were killed
Undecisive naval battle in 1942 between Japan and USA. The first where carriers engaged each other, and the first in which neither side's ships fired directly upon the other
The last major battle of the Peloponnesian War in 405 BC. Were a Spartan fleet under Lysander completely destroyed the Athenian navy
Pivotal battle in Quebec in the Seven Years' War in 1759, ending in a decisive British victory over the French
Saladin crushed the crusaders in a battle in 1187. Started the muslim dominance in the Holy Land and the re-conquering Jerusalem
The first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Union soil, and the bloodiest single-day battle in American history with 22 000 dead and wounded, in 1862
One of Napoleons most famous victories. Set in modern north Italy were he and his forces crossed a narrow wooden bridge under heavy fire in 1796
Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant drives the Confederate Army back to this fortified city in Mississippi, and lay siege on in in 1863
This battle of the 30-years war in 1643 resulted in a victory for the French, and is considered the turning point of the perceived invincibility of the Spanish
Russian were defeated by Napoleon in 1807 in East-Prussia, but was saved by reinforcements from a Prussian division. The myth of Napoleon's invincibility was badly shaken
Pivotal battle in the American Revolutionary War in 1781. It ended in a Pyrrhic British victory, which stopped them in North Carolina and ended their recruitment drive in the US
The final battle of the Second Punic War in 202 where Scipio Africanus defeated Hannibal
Caesars legion crushes the Republican army under Caesars former ally Pompey in 48 BC in central Greece, who was killed later. The battle effectively ended the Republic
Small but decisive battle in the Falklands War in 1982, though the BBC called the victory too early
Infantry battle at the end of the Korean War, during the negotiation of the armistice. A lot of lives were lost for terrain of no tactical value
The ambush and capture of the Inca ruler Atahualpa by Francisco Pizarro, and the following slaying of thousands of unarmed Incas in the city square
Early battle of American Revolutionary War, in 1775, who ended in a Pyrrhic British victory, but showed that the American forces where able to stand up in battle
The final confrontation of the 1745 Jacobite Rising, where the hanoverians decisively halted the Jacobite intent to restore the House of Stuart to the British throne
This battle, which was a part of British/French Somme offensive in 1916, is known for being the debut of the tank
Fort in South Carolina where the American Civil War started in 1861
Decisive victory for Hannibal against the Romans in 216 BC in the Second Punic War. Regarded as one of the greatest tactical feats in military history
Major English victory in the Hundred Years' War in 1415, were they crippled the French army with their longbows
Defining event for holding off the incursions of the Hungarians into Western Europe, and a decisive victory by Otto I, King of the Germans in 955
The first major encounter in the Anglo–Zulu War in 1879, were the numerically superior Zulus ultimately overwhelmed the British
Amphibious invasion by UN forces under MacArthur in 1950 during the Korean War, who two weeks later led to the recapture of Seoul
Battle in 1410 that weakened the power of the Teutonic knights in Eastern Europe and marked the rise of the Polish–Lithuanian union
Decisive battle of the first English Civil War in 1645, in Northamptonshire. The main army of King Charles I was destroyed by the Parliamentarian New Model Army under Fairfax
The first major defeat of the war for the Americans in the American Revolutionary War new years eve 1775, and general Richard Montgomery was killed
This siege and battle in the Mexican-American War in 1847 ended with the surrender of the city and US forces then marched to Mexico City
Union forces under Burnside is crushed by Lee, which stopped the Unions attempt to reach the Confederate capital Richmond in 1862
Crimean War battle in 1854 which was partly decided by the illfated British Charge of the Light Brigade

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